Biwi No.1

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Biwi No.1
Biwin1.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by David Dhawan
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani
Story by Kamal Hassan
Crazy Mohan
Starring Salman Khan
Karisma Kapoor
Sushmita Sen
Anil Kapoor
Tabu
Music by Anu Malik
Release dates 28 May 1999
Running time 159 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR400 million (US$6.6 million)[1]

Biwi No.1 is a 1999 Bollywood comedy film directed by David Dhawan. It stars Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Anil Kapoor and Tabu. Saif Ali Khan has a special appearance. It is remake of the 1995 Tamil film Sathi Leelavathi' The plot has inspired the 2005 comedy hit Kannada movie Rama Shama Bhama starring Kamal Hassan,Ramesh Aravind,Urvashi and Daisy Bopanna'.[2] Biwi No.1 was the biggest Bollywood hit of 1999.[3][4]

In 1999 Salman Khan appeared in the three biggest blockbusters and highest grossing movies of the year - Biwi No.1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Plot[edit]

Prem (Salman Khan) is a man who is married to Pooja (Karishma Kapoor) with two kids. He gets involved in a roaring affair with an aspiring model, Rupali (Sushmita Sen). He prefers her to his wife because Rupali is modern and wears fashionable clothes. On Karva Chauth, Pooja discovers him at Rupali's house and asks him to choose between his mistress and her. He moves in with Rupali.

Pooja, meanwhile, with the help of Prem's friend Lakhan (Anil Kapoor) has a make-over. She becomes a modern woman who does many modeling assignments. Pooja sends her mother-in-law and children to live with her husband and Rupali. They trouble Rupali and convince Prem that Rupali keeps them hungry and wants to poison and kill them.

In the end, Prem realises that Rupali only came to him since he gave her material things while his wife stuck with him through thick and thin. Rupali realises her mistake and gets back together with her ex-boyfriend, Deepak (Saif Ali Khan). In a twist, Lakhan makes Rupali his sister and is hugging her when his wife Lovely (Tabu) walks upon the scene and misunderstands them. She leaves the house crying and drives away in a car, which their son has tampered with and has disabled the brakes. Lakhan chases after and makes up with her. The show ends with Lakhan saying she is his "Biwi no. 1."

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The movie opened to thunderous response all over the India despite Cricket World Cup 1999. The collections were close to 100% in all centers. It became the biggest hit of 1999 though the most acclaimed movie of the year was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It ranks 46th in the List of Top 50 Bollywood movies adjusted for inflation.

Awards[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Music[edit]

# Song Singer(s) Picturised on Length
1 "Chunari Chunari" Abhijeet & Anuradha Sriram Salman Khan & Sushmita Sen 05:27
2 "Biwi No 1" Abhijeet & Poornima Salman Khan & Karishma Kapoor 07:19
3 "Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat" Kumar Sanu & Hema Sardesai Salman Khan & Karishma Kapoor 06:12
4 "Ishq Hona Hai" Shankar Mahadevan & Hema Sardesai Salman Khan & Sushmita Sen 06:15
5 "Hai Hai Mirchi" Sukhwinder Singh & Alka Yagnik Anil Kapoor & Karishma Kapoor 05:36
6 "Mehboob Mere" Sukhwinder Singh & Alka Yagnik Anil Kapoor & Tabu 05:03
7 "Mujhe Maaf Karna" Abhijeet, Anmol, Aditya Narayan & Alka Yagnik Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, & Children 05:13
8 "Aan Milo" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy Excluded from film 07:47

References[edit]

  1. ^ Top Lifetime Grossers 1995–1999 (Figures in Ind Rs). Box Office India.
  2. ^ K. Jh, Subhash (3 January 2007). "Kamal Haasan to act in Kannada film". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ Bruzzi, Stella; Gibson, Pamela Church (2000). Fashion cultures: theories, explorations, and analysis. Routledge. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-415-20685-3. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ India today international. Living Media India Ltd. June 1999. p. 47. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 

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